Amendments proposed to the Elections Bill - continued House of Commons

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Election addresses for local government elections

   

Mr Andrew Mackinlay

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   The Secretary of State may by order provide that, in some or all of those local authority elections whose dates are subject to variation by this Act, each candidate may, subject to Post Office regulations, send free of charge for postage a postal communication, containing matter relating to the election only and not exceeding 60 grammes in weight, to each household in his electoral area.

    (2)   In section 72 of the Post Office Act 1969 (remuneration of the Post Office for services rendered in relation to elections), after "Representation of the People Act 1983" there is inserted "and the Elections Act 2001".

    (3)   This provision extends to Northern Ireland.'.


Cessation of Act

   

Mr William Ross

NC5

*To move the following Clause:—

       '.—This Act shall cease to have effect on 31st October 2001.'.


   

Mr William Ross

46

*Schedule,     page     5,     line     20,     leave out paragraph 4.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

28

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     9,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

34

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(aa)   any such ballot papers are to be separately packaged and labelled for each district council;

    (ab)   the counting agents may afix a seal to any such packages;'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

35

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(ca)   any such ballot papers are to be separately packaged and labelled for each parliamentary constituency;

    (cb)   the counting agents may afix a seal to any such packages;'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

30

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     20,     leave out from beginning to second 'the'.

   

Mr William Ross

47

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     20,     leave out 'requires' and insert 'shall prevent'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

31

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     21,     leave out 'to' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr William Ross

48

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     21,     leave out 'to be given facilities for'.

   

Mr William Ross

49

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(4)   The number of ballot papers in each box shall be verified at the same time for both elections and all ballot papers in the wrong box shall be totalled in respect of each election for which they were cast and shall then be placed in a separate sealed packet for each election and then be transported under police escort to the place where the count for the election for which they were cast is taking place or where it is to take place.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

22

*Schedule,     page     7,     line     36,     leave out 'Schedule 1 to the Elections (Northern Ireland) Act 2001)' and insert 'the Schedule to the Elections Act 2001)'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

39

*Schedule,     page     8,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '15A.   In rule 16, at the end insert—

    ( ) A ballot paper on which the vote is marked otherwise than by means of a number shall not for such reason be deemed void if an intention that the vote shall be for one or other of the candidates clearly appears, and a mark does not appear against the name of more than one candidate.'.

   

Mr William Ross

51

*Schedule,     page     8,     line     28,     at end insert 'or constituencies'.

   

Mr William Ross

50

*Schedule,     page     8,     leave out lines 31 to 34.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

29

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     20,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

36

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(aa)   any such ballot papers are to be separately packaged and labelled for each district council;

    (ab)   the counting agents may afix a seal to any such packages;'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

37

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(ca)   any such ballot papers are to be separately packaged and labelled for each parliamentary constituency;

    (cb)   the counting agents may afix a seal to any such packages;'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

32

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     31,     leave out from beginning to 'the' in line 32.

   

Mr William Ross

52

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     32,     leave out 'requires', and insert 'shall prevent'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

33

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     32,     leave out 'to' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr William Ross

53

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     32,     leave out 'to be given facilities for'.

   

Mr William Ross

54

*Schedule,     page     10,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '(4)   The number of ballot papers in each box shall be verified at the same time for both elections and all ballot papers in the wrong box shall be totalled in respect of each election for which they were cast and shall then be placed in a separate sealed packet for each election and then be transported under police escort to the place where the count for the election for which they were cast is taking place or where it is to take place.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

23

*Schedule,     page     11,     line     7,     leave out 'Schedule 1 to the Elections (Northern Ireland) Act 2001)' and insert 'the Schedule to the Elections Act 2001)'.

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Dr William McCrea

38

*Schedule,     page     13,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   After regulation 65 there is inserted—

"Application for postal ballot

    65A.   At a parliamentary election where the poll is taken with the poll at a local election—

      (a)   an application for a postal ballot for the parliamentary election shall be deemed also to be an application for a postal ballot for the local election, and

      (b)   an application for a postal ballot for the local election shall be deemed also to be an application for a postal ballot for the parliamentary election.".'.


 
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